Breast Cancer And The Importance Of Self Advocacy

It’s important to talk about the importance of taking an active role as a member of your cancer care team. Understanding your breast cancer and communicating well with your doctor is one step towards taking this active role. Being your own advocate in your medical care is perhaps the most important thing you can do to improve both your survival and your quality of life. The fact that you are reading this blog, shows that you have already taken the first and most important step in taking caution over this disease. I am a firm believer that “early detection is the best protection”.

The fact of the matter is only few people face cancer alone; including your loved ones. If you in fact do suffer from breast cancer, learning about it not only gives others the opportunity to support you, but gives them an opportunity to cope with one of the most difficult issues faced by loved ones; the feeling of helplessness.

By Whitney Watkins